Can a therapist help me deal with my trauma?

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Last Updated: 05/01/2018 at 11:48am
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Top Rated Answers
Tina123
September 16th, 2014 9:42pm
Yes I think the right therapist can help you with a trauma. Trauma tends to be something that we need to process in our minds to understand it. The right therapist will be able to help you do this in a safe environment and help you to find coping techniques for when the trauma still effects you.
optimisticSnow80
November 14th, 2014 10:46am
Yes. Therapists are trained to deal with distress from traumatic events. The type of therapist you see can vary, but all of them can help you. The key is seeking someone who specializes in dealing with trauma, and finding one with experience. Generally, a 'clinical psychologist' will have a PhD and more in-depth training, and deals with more serious and deep seated issues, and a counselor (The actual title and licensure can vary from state to state) generally has a masters degree but is still very much capable of treating you. It really depends on how complex and deep seated the issue is.
HerforU2580
October 23rd, 2014 2:46pm
it depends on how much you feel that you can open up to the therapist and talk about your problems good luck
Nightingale
October 24th, 2014 4:09pm
Yes therapy can help with you deal with your trauma and it also will help you learn coping skills to deal with it as well . Support groups for drama are helpful as well
jennimarie
October 24th, 2014 6:31pm
Therapists are trained and educated with ways to help you deal with trauma, and they often have experience or have helped many others deal with theirs. never discount using your therapists own experiences to help you.
StormWilliams
October 25th, 2014 10:57pm
Definitely! A therapist is trained specifically to help you walk through your trauma in a safe environment while providing you support throughout the entire process.
BeckiBoo
November 3rd, 2014 5:37pm
Therapists are there to help you with a variety of problems, trauma being one of them. They are there to listen, not to judge
katejune
November 3rd, 2014 8:57pm
Therapy helped me a lot when I went to deal with my sexual abuse. It is different for everyone. My tip would be that if you want to go, then go. If you don't want to go then it may not be helpful.
Brettlstar
November 9th, 2014 2:04am
Yes and No. If you are ready to work with someone over a trauma then yes, But if you are not prepared to work through it then no. Therapy requires active participation not passive. Trauma is also an easy one to work with because you are dealing only with a memory not something real. A Trauma is in the past. Not in the now or in the future.. it has been and gone. Learning how to let go of the past is a valuable tool and will serve you well for the rest of your life.
Pandette
November 10th, 2014 3:03am
A therapist can definitely help you deal with your trauma. They are highly trained and educated in the field and know the best ways to deal with the issues. Sometimes we want to do things ourselves, but there is nothing wrong with asking for help. :)
Anonymous
November 15th, 2014 10:03am
Yes, a therpaist can certainly help a person deal with trauma so long as they are receptive and trust the process.
Pauldaniels
November 19th, 2014 2:43am
Yes, a therapist can help a lot in trauma related issues, however a therapist who has a specialty in trauma will be able to help even more.
YourAngel22
April 25th, 2015 1:00pm
They can certainly help you through the process of getting better, you'd have their support and that should certainly make it less a burden as when a burden is shared, it becomes lighter on you hence why I think although they may not be able to magically solve your problems, it would certainly be some form of support for you and they might most definitely be able to help you deal with all that trauma.
Anonymous
June 10th, 2015 2:32am
of course, having someone professional to help you through the traumas you've been through is not only a really brave step to take, but it will also truly help :)
Athena86
August 10th, 2015 6:23pm
Yes, a therapist can help you cope with your trauma. They can help you handle your emotions, sift through them, address them, and then resolve them. The hardest part is that first appointment. Getting there and feeling vulnerable to open up. Once you get past the trust part, it's smooth sailing to resolve. :)
RaeOfHope
December 15th, 2015 5:08pm
Yes, therapists are trained to help you work through past issues. You won't forget the trauma, but they will help you heal, and work through the trauma.
dalya123
December 27th, 2015 6:05pm
Yes, absolutely, because a therapist can understand what you are feeling and it will help you let out what you are feeling inside
AthenaHope122
April 4th, 2016 3:48pm
Most likely, yes. There can never be a guarantee, but help in any format can be very comforting and be very beneficial
RJordan
July 5th, 2016 1:56pm
Therapists can be very helpful, but it's important to remember that they are only a help... a good therapist will ask questions and give you tools to deal with the trauma, but you have to put in the work. It is often very difficult and painful to work through trauma, but very much worth it in order to start healing.
1musicloverever
April 3rd, 2017 9:01pm
Many can or should be able to, yes. But sometimes you can find ways to help yourself. If it's a trauma like a small fear, you may be able to go against it and help yourself. If it's something more big than a small fear for spiders and you do want help with it, you can see a therapist about it. But it's up to you and if you feel it's bothering you.
endearingLion70
May 1st, 2018 11:48am
A therapist can help you deal with your trauma by discussing it and offering effective ways to deal with it